First phase of Cardiff Crossrail takes step forward with consultants appointed

Plans for the first phase of Cardiff Crossrail have taken a forward with the appointment of project consultants.
Cardiff Council has appointed engineering and environmental professional services consultancy WSP and construction, property and management consultants Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) to provide programme and cost management services for the project. The scheme has secured £100m in committed funding – with £50m from the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund alongside a matched contribution from the Welsh Government.
The project envisages two dedicated new platforms integrated into Cardiff Central Station with the line then running across Callaghan Square, before linking up with the existing heavy rail line running …